Other Materials

The versatility of Lancaster Products Mixers and Material Handling Equipment is deep and wide. From molding sand to powders to fertilizer… we offer an integrated solution for mixing, pelletizing and granulating with our high-performance equipment, services, and support.

Lancaster Products Low Shear Mixer

Molding Sand | Foundry

Metallurgy | Powder

RECOVERING WASTE STREAMS / BENEFICIAL RE-USE

Raw | Friction Materials

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer provides a higher quality mix of friction materials for typical clutch and brake pad application. The higher intensity mixing action results in a more homogeneous mixture and a reduction in the total processing time required. Lancaster Products can provide a single source solution for the friction materials end user.

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer can be used to produce the required friction lining batches with the following properties:

  • A mixture that is more homogeneous than a low intensity mixer.
  • The level of intensity can be adjusted to meet the needs for the final mixture.
  • Capable of mixing the raw materials even when they include the addition of a fiber component.

Refractory Materials

Lancaster High Shear Mixers are used worldwide in the preparation of raw materials with reduced processing times for all forms of refractory materials. Refractories are important to high-temperature manufacturing. They are critical to industries such as glass, ceramic, and metallurgy by thermally insulating equipment, thereby protecting personnel and equipment, and saving fuel.

Typical types of refractory components:

  • Molding compounds for standard and lightweight refractory bricks
  • Compounds used for casting final shapes
  • Compounds used for pressing final shapes
  • Ceramic materials that contain fibers for increased strength
  • Dry mixing of materials for field installation
  • Compounds used for plastic refractories
  • Ceramic materials that contain fibers for increased strength

Molded Bricks

Pyrotechnics

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer can be used to blend the raw materials for pyrotechnic applications such as fireworks production. The mixers can also be used for military flare production, munitions and air bag accelerant production.

Maintenance Bulletin: Rotor Wear and Replacement in Industrial Mixers

The high-speed rotor is the primary mixing and pelletizing tool in industrial high shear mixers and in many ways, it is the most utilized part of the machine. But rotor wear is also a good leading indicator of your machine’s overall operating condition as it is a direct result of material processing. Chances are, if the rotor is worn, there is other preventative maintenance to be done.

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What Preventative Maintenance Will Prolong the Life of My Mixing Equipment?

Industrial mixers are built to run and withstand a great deal of abuse, however, regular preventive maintenance efforts can help keep your mixer running like new. The two most critical components that can affect the life of your mixer are lubrication and inspection of working tools. Below is an overview of the in-depth information provided in our full maintenance schedule available for download below.

 

Lubrication: Proper lubrication can encompass multiple areas on your mixer, not just the shaft seals of the mixing tool. Lubrication of all seals as well as drive gears, discharge valves and other locations where bearings are utilized is the best way to extend the life of your mixer. Automated lubrication systems on larger production mixers help maintain proper lubrication intervals, but regular visual inspection should be scheduled to assure the system is working properly.

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